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Prof celebrating with the victorious 'Joker II' team at the J109 Nationals
Following on from the success of our wonderful North Sails Ireland customers at events all over the country last weekend, we bring you some more good news:-  Our PPD (price period discount) programme will be going live on October 1st…
North Sails Ireland is again sponsoring the J/109 Nationals this year. The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club and in talking to event organiser Damien Quinn from "Jalapeno", it is hoped that 12 boats will be…
The McCormack trio - Darragh, Mark & Noel in
The Mermaid National Championships were hosted by Tralee Bay Sailing Club recently. TBSC in Fenit is one of my favourite places to race. The majestic mountain backdrops surrounding Samphire Island make it an unforgettable experience. Here at North Sails Ireland,…
Irish Dragon Champions - Phantom IRL 176 (from left to right) David Williams, Peter Bowring and Neil Hegarty
Not for the first time, the super-consistent team of Neil Hegarty, David Williams and the evergreen Peter Bowring won the Dragon Irish National Championships in Kinsale YC over the weekend. In a stunning series, they opened their account with three…
IRC Zero Winner and ICRA 2021 overall –
WOW! What an amazing weekend that was! The "ICRA's", our national championships, hosted by the National Yacht Club, have just finished. It was amazing to see so many sailors afloat competing hard for the national titles up for grabs. It…
Speed wobble on Dublin Bay!  'Final Call' flying her A GRADE Superkote Spinnaker and 3Di RAW Mainsail
Amazing - how did ALL these events (listed below alphabetically!) all fit in Dublin Bay last weekend? Beneteau First 31.7 National Championships Beneteau First 21.7 national Championships Dragon East Coast Championships RS Aero National Championships Ruffian National Championships DBSC Saturday…
'Jump Juice' flying her North Sails 3Di Mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 1 Jib at the Sovereign's Cup, Kinsale
Well, what an amazing event that was! Congratulations to the team in Kinsale YC for another fabulous Sovereign's Cup. We had a nice mixture of wind speeds and directions, tons of shifts, plenty of sunshine and the odd light smattering…
The North Sails genoa staysail deployed on the Ker 37 Jump Juice racing in the Coastal division of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup
When the Ker 37 Jump Juice team decided to enter the Coastal division in Sovereign's Cup this year, we knew there would be much longer legs than the usual windward/leewards. So, skipper Conor Phelan pulled his genoa staysail ("GS") out…
Freya flying her North Sails ENDURANCE 3Di Mainsail and Code 2 Jib
Wow, what a start to the season ‘proper’! Well done to everyone involved in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and more besides, writes Maurice O’Connell. This year’s D2D was one of the most enjoyable offshores I have ever done…
'Powder Monkey' flying North Sails 3Di RAW Inshore Mainsail and North Sails 3Di RAW J1.5 Jib
As we close in on when "racing proper like" starts next week, we wanted to share the early season "training" and "racing" successes of our wonderful clients flying North Sails. Scottish Series - "Final Call", "Animal" & "Leaky Roof" We…
North Sails Ireland's Maurice O'Connell onboard the
The North Sails Ireland team have been hitting the water hard all over the country this past couple of weeks. It's great to see light at the end of the tunnel and especially our great customers getting their new sails…
The North Sails Ireland crew are really looking forward to getting back on the water "race training" in the next few days. It's great to see sailing opening up again and the return to the sport we all love. It's…
North Sails were used in the recent America's Cup finals and Prada Cup Challenger series finals
Here at North Sails Ireland, we feel blessed to be associated with the larger North Sails team that designed, manufactured and delivered the sails used in the recent America's Cup finals and Prada Cup Challenger series finals. We are lucky…
Maurice O'Connell from North Sails Ireland
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour presents a 'Winning Races In Dublin Bay'; a Top Tips From North Sails Ireland’s Maurice O'Connell on Wednesday, February 24th. “Prof” from North Sails Ireland never misses a DBSC race with…
Paul O'Higgins JPK 1080
The biennial RORC Fastnet race is undergoing a seismic change this year. As reported here in Afloat, it's the first time since it's inauguration in 1925 that it will NOT finish in Plymouth in Devon but in Cherbourg in France.…
Team INEOS UK
Good Evening (or good morning!) sailors, The first skirmishes in the Prada Cup finals are upon us and here at North Sails Ireland, we are watching with bated breath! The protagonists are INEOS team UK skippered by...ahem.....2001 1720 European Champion…

North Sails Ireland is operated by Loft Manager and One Design Expert Nigel Young at his Cork Harbour base at Myrtleville. The company specialities include Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage and Sail Washing. Working with Nigel are Maurice O'Connell, Shane Hughes and Richard Marshall.

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